Kingdom of Sweden

Cooperation with the ICC Act N.2002.329


A witness or an aggrieved party or expert in Sweden who has been summoned to be heard by the International Criminal Court is entitled to compensation from public funds for his or her attendance in accordance with provisions to be issued by the Government.

Costs for compensation from public funds that are paid to public defence counsel or to another and other costs for measures that are executed under this Act shall be borne by the State unless otherwise prescribed by Section 20.

The Government issues regulations providing that certain costs for measures that are executed under this Act can be reclaimed from the International Criminal Court.

Rome Statute

Article 100 Costs

1. The ordinary costs for execution of requests in the territory of the requested State shall be borne by that State, except for the following, which shall be borne by the Court:

(a) Costs associated with the travel and security of witnesses and experts or the transfer under article 93 of persons in custody;

(b) Costs of translation, interpretation and transcription;

(c) Travel and subsistence costs of the judges, the Prosecutor, the Deputy Prosecutors, the Registrar, the Deputy Registrar and staff of any organ of the Court;

(d) Costs of any expert opinion or report requested by the Court;

(e) Costs associated with the transport of a person being surrendered to the Court by a custodial State; and

(f) Following consultations, any extraordinary costs that may result from the execution of a request.

2. The provisions of paragraph 1 shall, as appropriate, apply to requests from States Parties to the Court. In that case, the Court shall bear the ordinary costs of execution.